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Thu Oct 15, 2015, 03:22 PM

If the Republicans choose someone who is not a Member of the House as Speaker, how will they pay...

If the person is not a Member of the House, they will not have a salary for him/her. The Speaker makes $223,500 and that money will have to come from somewhere.

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Response to bottomofthehill (Original post)

Thu Oct 15, 2015, 03:31 PM

1. Well, they want us to work for nothing. Why not their Speaker?

 

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Response to bottomofthehill (Original post)

Thu Oct 15, 2015, 03:36 PM

2. Is that even possible? That the speaker could NOT be a representative?

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Response to peacebird (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 15, 2015, 03:39 PM

3. Yes according to current intrepertation of the Constitution which does not specify

that the Speaker must be a member.

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 15, 2015, 04:24 PM

5. according to the Constitution the Speaker is second in line to be President

so you think they can put someone that was not elected by no one except some members of congress to be in line to be President??

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 15, 2015, 04:35 PM

6. I think they can because people that decide those things seem to think they can.

Note that the House of Representatives' own web page says concerning that issue:

the Speaker—who has always been (but is not required to be) a House Member

(From: http://history.house.gov/Institution/Origins-Development/Speaker-of-the-House/ )

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 15, 2015, 04:35 PM

7. Speaker is third in line, not second.

The veep is second in line.

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Response to Atman (Reply #7)

Thu Oct 15, 2015, 05:08 PM

8. Well there is already a President so he can not be first because he is already there

so that would make the VP first inline to be President and that would make the speaker second

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Response to bottomofthehill (Original post)

Thu Oct 15, 2015, 03:40 PM

4. The same way the Congress pays its other non-member employees, by authorizing payment. n/t

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